Bam Cases

April 6, 2005 at 07:04 AM · I am a freshman in high school right now, and I am thinking about etting a new case. A looked over lots and lots of cases already and I think I found the one. I really want the Bam Artisto case, but I want to hear reviews from people who have tried it before. These are the reasons that I want to try this case:

-water resistant cover

-four bow holders

-lightweight

-enough room for accessories

-soft, protective interior

-large music pocket

-backpack straps that turn into a shoulder strap when clipped together

-more affordable than a Musafia

If anyone has had problems with this case, please let me know.

Replies (5)

April 6, 2005 at 10:21 AM · Hi,

They are nice cases, very light and practical. The only disadvantages were the limited space inside. But the major advantage of the Artisto is the extendable music pocket that will take oversize orchestra parts. That is very useful indeed. Everyone I know who use they have been satisfied. The only issue could be durability, but that seems to be an issue with many cases in general.

Cheers!

April 6, 2005 at 01:52 PM · I own a BAM London. BAM cases don't usually stay upright when their tops are lifted and the fiddle's exposed. You'll have to get a support behind the top, or gently support the case (and the violin) as it rolls into a rather precarious-looking angle.

April 7, 2005 at 09:16 PM · I have a Bam case, the Explorer model. I recomend you to try to put your violin in the case, because not all violins fit well in this cases.

The other thing is you can't open completly the case, but if you have care, nothing should happen.

My violin is very protected and I'm very happy with my case.

April 8, 2005 at 01:18 AM · Hello there!

I had a Bam case for quite a few years. I really enjoyed how lightweight and durable it was. However, after a while, i found out what a suspension system was... and that my case didn't have one. I was surprised to find out that not having suspension can put pressure on the wrong parts of your instrument, and eventually lead to some serious damage. My advice: make sure your case has a good suspension system! It will help you out a lot in the long run!

Good Luck!

Beth

April 9, 2005 at 04:01 AM · Beth,

I just checked the Bam website (www.bamcases.com) and in the Artisito case, there actually is a slight suspension system, which is different from the Bam cases I have seen before. You can see it in one of the illustrations.

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